It’s always rewarding to watch old pros like Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine strut their stuff, and I enjoyed their characters. But when filmmakers sign octogenarian actors of this caliber, they really have to give them more to do.

A misanthropic old widower just waiting to die gets his head turned around by his slightly dotty neighbor, an inveterate fibber, and begins to enjoy life again, etc. You should know you’re in trouble when the most captivating moments in your movie are excerpts from La Dolce Vita. It’s cute in spots, if predictable, but no surprises and little momentum. Japanese title: Trevi no Izumi de Nidome no Koi wo. (104 min)